What is a School Governor?
A governor is someone who:
- is a volunteer
- cares about teaching, learning and children
- represents those people with a key interest in the school, including parents, staff, the local community and the LA
- is part of a team which accepts responsibility for everything a school does
- has time to commit to meetings and other occasions when needed
- is willing to learn
- is able to act as a critical friend who supports the school but also challenges and asks questions about how the school works and the standards it achieves
- acts as a link between parents, the local community, the LA and the school.
At Crickhowell High School, our Governing Body is made up of a committed group of individuals, who each serve a term of office of four years. The composition of the Governing Body is as follows:
- Parent Governors
- Teacher Governors
- Staff Governors
- Local Authority Governors
- Community Governors
- The Headteacher
- Co-opted / non-voting Governors
Details of the Governors currently serving on our Governing Body are set out below.
Parent Governors are elected as representatives of the interests of parents of students currently attending the school and instrumental in expressing the concerns and opinions of the majority of parents.
Teacher Governors are elected as representatives of the interests of teaching staff at the school. Their professional knowledge of the school’s activities, strengths and weaknesses is particularly helpful in enhancing the Governing Body’s understanding of its role and of the qualities of the school.
Staff Governors are elected as representatives of the interests of non-teaching support staff at the school. They also bring a professional knowledge of the school’s activities, strengths and weaknesses to the Governing Body, enhancing it’s understanding of its role and of the qualities of the school.
Local Authority Governors work as part of the Governing Body team to promote high standards of educational achievement for every child. They represent Powys County Council but are not necessarily appointed by them. Their understanding of the political views of the Council and Council business ensure they bring a wealth of knowledge when debating school priorities or reflect on the impact of decisions on the local community. The perspective they bring is about how the school fits into the wider provision of education and they play a key role in linking the Governing Body to information about education at both a local and national level.
Community Governors are invited by other Governors to join and appointed by the Governing Body. They bring their own experience and skills to the Governing Body and act as an important link with the community of Crickhowell.
Should you wish to contact our Governors, please do so via the Clerk by emailing email@example.com.
We’re currently in the process of running an election for one Teacher Governor. The documents involved in this process are below. These documents detail how the election process is run and the Terms of Reference for a Teacher Governor.
We are now running an election for a Parent Governor. The documents involved in this process are below. These documents provide notification that the election is happening, comprehensive details of how the election process is run and what is expected of a Parent Governor. This year, parents will be able to nominate themselves online at https://www.crickhowell-hs.powys.sch.uk/governors/parent-governor-election-nomination-form/. If a paper copy is required, then this is available below or via our school reception.
By popular demand, our Parent Governor election will be run electronically, via Schoop, our Facebook page and our website. This year, parents will be able to nominate themselves and vote via our website. Paper copies of all documents will be made available via our Reception and copies will also be placed on our website.
Governors Annual Report to Parents
Please find below the Governors Annual Report to Parents for the academic year 2016 – 12017.
A new report is currently being prepared and will be available on this page when ready.
Minutes of Meetings
The minutes of the Governing Body, as well as the minutes of the Finance & Community, Quality Assurance and Curriculum & Policy Committee meetings for the academic year 2017-18 are available below.
Curriculum & Policy
Finance & Community